Sinabi ni Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Mark A. Villar na plano ng ahensyang tapusin ang first five-kilometer section ng NLEX connector mula Caloocan Interchange, C3 patungong España, Manila ngayong taon.
“Right-of-way delivery for the whole alignment stands at 81 percent, while construction progress is at 16 percent. With the commitment of both the public and private sectors, we are optimistic that we can finish the project as scheduled,” pahayag ng Kalihim sa ginawang inspeksyon ng naturang proyekto sa 4th Avenue, Caloocan.
Kasama rin sa nasabing inspeksyon ng elevated expressway si NLEX Corporation President at General Manager J. Luigi L. Bautista na pinagmalaki ang “Super T Beams” na ginamit sa proyekto.
Kumpara sa ibang girders, mas flexible at magandang tignan ang naturang Super T Beams na ginagamit din sa mga tulay sa Australia at New Zealand.
“Innovation is one of the core values of our company. We are using Super T beams to advance our construction progress so we can soon complete this crucial infrastructure that would help decongest Metro Manila and solve truck ban woes,” pagmamalaki ng General Manager.
Ang kabuuang eight-kilometer NLEX connector na dadaang Abad Santos, Blumentritt, Dimasalang, España, at Magsaysay Boulevard mula C3 Road sa Caloocan ay bubuksan sa lahat ng sasakyan. Plano rin itong idugtong sa Metro Manila Skyway Stage 3 na nasa Polytechnic University of the Philippines sa Sta. Mesa.
Magkakaroon din ng apat na toll plazas at interchanges sa C3 at España ang PhP23-bilyong expressway. Inaasahang pabibilisin din nito ang byahe sa Manila North Harbor, NAIA, at Clark.
Layon din ng proyektong pabilisin ang byahe sa pagitan ng NLEX at SLEX mula dalawang oras sa 20 minuto kapag nakumpleto.
Magiging 24/7 alternative route rin ang NLEX connector ng delivery trucks na byaheng Manila, Caloocan, Malabon, Navotas, at mga kalapit na lugar.
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